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Structured light plethysmography measurement of chest wall motion

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Ghazi Elshafie, Prem Kumar, Shayan Motamedi-Fakhr, Richard Iles, Rachel C Wilson, Babu Naidu
OBJECTIVES: We describe the use of structured light plethysmography (SLP)-a novel, non-contact, light-based technique for measuring tidal breathing-among a cohort of patients undergoing lung resection. In this feasibility study, we examined whether changes in chest wall motion or in asynchrony between regions of the thoraco-abdominal wall could be identified after surgery. METHODS: Fifteen patients underwent wedge resection (n = 8) or lobectomy (n = 7). All patients underwent two SLP assessments (before surgery and on Day 1 post-surgery)...
October 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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